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Headlight question

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk5 (2008-2017)' started by DJ_Eatch, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. DJ_Eatch

    DJ_Eatch Active Member

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    Hi,
    If "somebody" :whistle: made the mistake of not chosing bi-xenon headlights when they ordered their car, is it possible to fit them when the car arrives? Or is it a factory fit only?

    if not, should i just get some LEDs instead?
    Cheers
     
    #1 DJ_Eatch, Apr 4, 2010
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  2. kareemsafwat

    kareemsafwat A N I M A L

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    u can fit them, but i wanna the lens projector headlights :(
     
  3. FR_POWER

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    nope i wouldn't think so! Because the headlamps automatically moves up and down and you need jet washers for the xenons to keep them clean from glare... soo i guess factory fitted think of labour cost! £££££££££££££££
     
  4. jamjar

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    It would be very difficult to retro fit them.

    Ask Techie, he's the guru.
     
  5. nightflight

    nightflight Active Member

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    Shouldn't be "that" difficult to fit them, replace the headlight units and the front bumper, plumb in the tubing for the washer jets and activate it on the ecu using vag-com

    (from a non-technical minded PoV)
     
  6. Biker

    Biker Full Member

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    And what about the ballasts and associated wiring for them then?

    I would think to do the job to a "factory fit" standard would be quite expensive and not that easy.
     
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  7. DJ_Eatch

    DJ_Eatch Active Member

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    thanks guys. it sounds like it's gonna co$t.
    Looks like i'll end up going for LEDs.
    Any suggestions? Want them nice and bright so they look "like" the xenons.
     
  8. FR_POWER

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    I've got pics up on 'led' post! 4x LED sidelights = £40 on autobulbsdirect.
     
  9. techie

    techie Skoda Techie

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    Would be a big job to do it properly as factory you would need

    Headlamps
    Wiring
    Control unit
    Level sensor
    Washer bottle
    Pump
    Washer lines
    Washer nozzles
    Bumper
    Nozzle caps

    Just off the top of my head, did the same on my Fabia Combi
     
  10. DJ_Eatch

    DJ_Eatch Active Member

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    That's far more work than i'd be happy to do!! :(
    Just want something nice and bright.

    @FR_POWER I like the look of them. Are the dipped's bright enough for country roads?

    Cheers guys.
     
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    FR_Rob Is In Love with Power!

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  13. DJ_Eatch

    DJ_Eatch Active Member

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    Right so in total i should end up getting:
    4 x Canbus 501 Ultrabrite white LED sidelights, the ones on ABD
    2 x H7 Philips X-treme Power, dipped beams
    and another 2 x H7 for the main beams? is it fine to use the same as the dipped bulbs?

    Sorry, i'm more used to motorbike headlights, they only needed a matching pair of bulbs!! :lol:
     
  14. FR_POWER

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    The diamonds that I have in my car aren't bright for country roads....

    Tbh the LEDs will break in like 3 months mine did that... you Should eBay it more cheaper and different style.

    Also philips xtremme are bright as spot light which are good die in 6 months tho......

    Yeah u can use The same for full beam..
     
  15. FR_Rob

    FR_Rob Is In Love with Power!

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    So you pay £40 for led's and they last 3 months? Surely that can't be right? I thought led's were suppose to last years same with the phillips. Aren't they also suppose to out live normal bulbs?
     
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    DJ_Eatch Active Member

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    So it's a toss up between not seeing much from dim bulbs and not seeing anything as the the bulbs die. :confused: Hmmm. More investigation required me-thinks.
    Thanks for the input guys.
     
  18. FR_POWER

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    Go to autoexpress website. They did reviews on different bulbs but Philip xtreme always win. :D
     
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    DJ_Eatch Active Member

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    Sweet. I'll have a peek at that. Thanks.
    Looks like the Philips are they way ahead. Not sure if i'll use them for main beams though, maybe just dipped.
    Those sidelights look good, are they alright as they are xenons?
     

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